March 16th 2023
But that's not all! We gladly suffer, because we know that suffering helps us to endure. And endurance builds character, which gives us a hope that will never disappoint us. All of this happens because God has given us the Holy Spirit, who fills our hearts with his love. Romans 5:3-5
New: Week of 3/12/2023
Allen & Sherry Johnston
Terry & Esther Martin & family
Family of Lillian Mull
Dwight & Gloria Wilson
Recovering from recent illness/surgery
In the Hospital
Libby Hall, at the death of her mother, Mattie Hall.
Theresa Fowler, at the death of her brother, Mike Dowda.
Lance & Amy Markham, at the death of Amy’s grandfather, Mr. Cochran.
Kingdom Prayer Focus
Lord God, your love for us is beyond our human comprehension, and we willingly receive your offer of mercy and grace. You reach out to those whom we judge to be unreachable, you love those who are unlovable, and you touch those who are untouchable. Lord your ways appear upside down to we who hold ourselves in higher regard than others. Open the eyes of Your children so we can see the spiritual battle taking place. Forgive our self-righteous attitude and remind us that we cannot separate your son Jesus from the message. For the message is not about our goodness and how righteous we appear on the outside, it is all about you and YOUR goodness. Remind us that you command us to love our neighbor as ourselves. We need to look deep inside our hearts to see our own sinfulness and stop trying to fool others with our works. Thank you again for your perfect love for us, in Jesus’ name, amen.
ANNIE ARMSTRONG EASTER OFFERING
We will continue collecting donations for the Annie Armstrong Easter offering thru April 9th. Special Annie Armstrong offering envelopes will be available in the pew pockets, or you can designate your online donation in the memo line of your check. Our 2023 goal is $25,000.
VBS MEETING | 3/19
Calling all VBS volunteers! VBS 2023 is June 19th - 23rd. If you have already committed to serve, or are interested in serving at VBS 2023, come to a short informational meeting on Sunday 3/19 immediately following the worship service in the Children’s dept. (PEAK Kids room). Call or text Virginia Awtrey for more information at 205-253-5492.
AWANA GRAND PRIX | 3/19
All parents, grandparents, kids, and interested spectators are invited to the Awana Grand Prix on Sunday, March 19th at 4:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center. The leaders will have a cook off so come enjoy this and cheer the racers on!
Landscape Workday| 3/25
The Grounds Committee needs your help in cleaning up our church grounds on Saturday, March 25th. Activities will begin at 8:30 am and will end around noon and all are welcome to come help! Bring your yard tools for spreading mulch (shovels, rakes, blowers, etc.) and enjoy a great day outside with others preparing our grounds for Easter!! If you have questions or concerns, please contact Wayne Hundley at 706-896-2281.
Good Friday Service | 4/7
There will be a worship service on Good Friday, April 7th at 6:00 pm. Be sure to join us and invite your friends and family. The church office will be closed on this day.
RED CROSS Blood Drive 4/11
There’s currently an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types. Our annual Spring blood drive, Tuesday April 11th from 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm, helps ensure that blood products are readily available for patients in need at a time when the need is critical. Please visit www.redcross.org and enter zip code 30546 to make your appointment now, or click here.
Since last pmt.
Annie Armstrong Offering to Date: $15,993.54
Attendance for 3/12/2023